Catherine loves scuba diving and has experienced many different conditions of water from the wrecks in Scapa Flow, Scotland to the caverns in Gozo, Malta and the drift dives in the Caribean waters of Tobago. She is experienced at diving in a drysuit, semi-dry and wetsuit as well as teaching in both open water and the pool and classroom. Catherine now lives and dives in New Zealand and has been able to enjoy the tropical South Pacific Islands, Truk Lagoon, Australia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Maldives.  It has been great to see all these beauties before global warming and pollution kills it all - so sad!

Catherine just dives and does a bit of underwater photography for fun now and is too "middle-aged" to want to work as a diver, but qualified as an Open Water Instructor and Advanced Diver with the British Sub-Aqua Cluband as an Open Water Scuba Instructor and Emergency First Response Instructor with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. As well as her qualifications with BS-AC and PADI, she has National Powerboat level 2 and Short Range radio certificates from the Royal Yachting Association in the UK.